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The Lifetime Freestyle XL™ Paddleboard provides great stability and tracking in both surf and flat water. The EVA deck covering provides increased tra ...
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 4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: eddie426 on 2015-02-22
Summary: Picked one of these easy breezy boards after seeing them at summer camp last year. Everyone was doing it so effortlessly.

Pros: Perfect for beginners Inexpensive Easy to master Decent paddle included
Cons: Heavy Handle isnt deep enough to get a grip on.
Usage: Touring around a small lake

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: yanira on 2015-01-30
Summary: Nice board. Especially for the beginners to intermediate. Heavy construction. Very stable, safe, and durable. Great for kids, teenagers, beginners... I really love my lifetime stand up board sup freestyle.

Pros: Stable, safe
Cons: Heavy
Usage: Touring, exercise, racing

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: ED_C on 2015-01-22
Summary: Overall a nice flatwater board. I have used this in a few marinas here, but would not use it for waves. This is a great board for families that want to have something for their kids to use that they wont ding.

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use
Cons: a little heavy for long walks to launch spots
Usage: good for touring with the family

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: TRJ on 2014-12-29
Summary: I bought this board as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She has been bugging me for months about one. This board is big, looks like it is stable and will be hard for her to damage. I didn't want to spend a arm and a leg on something she may not use that often so this was the perfect choice. She can learn on this one and then move up to something else. Now all she has to do is wait till spring.

Pros: Looks very stable, comfortable, great inexpensive first board and it's plastic so it will not damage easily.
Cons: Heavy for someone small.
Usage: Lakes and inlets.

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: JJC on 2014-11-19
Summary: We borrowed one of these for a family trip this summer. What a great board!!! It was easy enough for my kids to use (ages 7-16) and stable enough for my wife to enjoy. It handled the lake with ease. No issues with waves or weather. Looking forward to getting one of our own.

Pros: Very easy to manage in and out of the water.
Usage: We used it for leisure and touring.

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Tom Farrell on 2014-11-10
Summary: I bought this board to try out stand up paddle boarding on lakes and the cheseapeake bay. It was priced very low on sale, and for the money I think it was a good investment. However it is definitely entry level and probably not suited for advanced paddlers. I will keep this paddleboard even when I upgrade for friends and family to use. I am giving this board 4 stars, not because it is the best board, but because it was such a good buy and seems to be super durable.

Pros: It is easy to balance as a first timer. It was inexpensive (relative to other paddleboards) It is a tank. It feels very durable and seems like you could throw it off a building and it would still be functional.
Cons: It is heavy and awkward to move alone. It takes on water on long trips (>1 hr). It seems slow compared to other paddleboards I have used since buying this one.
Usage: I use it for general fitness and fun exploring the bay, lakes, and other waters.

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: fran on 2014-08-23
Summary: Love this thing... bring my english bully with me...

Pros: love it al
Cons: handles.. I'm only 5'4 and wish it had better gripping however I will get my hubby to put some on for me...l
Usage: fun fun fun...

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: JSchloer on 2014-07-16
Summary: Very stable. I am able to crab off it in the Puget sound

Pros: Wide. Stable
Cons: Slow. Awkward to carry and put into and out of water.
Usage: Surf, exercise

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Ned Begovic on 2014-07-15
Summary: Nice SUP. Especially for the beginners to intermediate. Heavy construction. Very stable, safe, and durable. Great for kids, teenagers, beginners...

Pros: Safe. Stable. Does not get damaged. Value for the money...
Cons: Too heavy. Difficult to carry to the water and to put back on the vehicle. Awkward to carry...
Usage: Ocean front / beach front in low or no surf and the bay side waters for touring and exercise.

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: TJT on 2014-06-16
Summary: Wonderful Board! I took it fishing several times already and was very stable when doing so. Although the board is slow it is incredibly stable

Pros: Easy to ride, great for fishing, great for beginners
Cons: Slow, Difficult to navigate, heavy
Usage: surf

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Hunter Tini on 2014-06-02
Summary: Great board all around.

Pros: Economic. Stable. Durable
Cons: Heavy. Difficult to enter and exit the water
Usage: Surf

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: karen on 2014-05-29
Summary: A good stable cheap(on sale) board but I am more than 30 pounds under the max weight and still stand in water while paddling. Still it is the most comfortable of the 3 boards I have tried so far.

Pros: Price. Comfort. Looks-the blue looks cool on the lake.
Cons: Needs more handles and a deeper center carry handle. Deck rigging is thin,too stretchy and there is not enough room to store much. Standing in water.
Usage: Lake

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: cpagley on 2014-05-28
Summary: It handles a little slow, but is stable in the water. I was hoping for a lighter board, however, as this is heavier than my kayak.

Pros: Very stable, great beginner board
Cons: Slow, some difficulty tracking
Usage: A few times, borrowed from a friend

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: pamela on 2014-05-24
Summary: I am a beginner paddle boarder and this board was easy to move from sitting to kneeling to standing. It was stable in all positions and comfortable to my knees which get tired easily. Also while standing I did not experience foot or leg fatigue because the surface has some flexibility. Seems a little slower than my friend's board. For me it tracks ok but my friend thinks her board (pelican flow) tracks better.

Pros: Easy and stable for a beginner to change positions. comfortable to knees and ankles. Easy for 2 people to put on top of car. Price
Cons: Water comes on top board when heavier people ride (180 lbs. +)
Usage: On lake

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Jeremiah on 2014-05-21
Summary: I read a fair number of reviews on this board and decided to buy it when it went on sale. So far, I am very pleased with the stability and portability of this board. I expected to go flying off it, but was surprised by the ease at which I was able to stay on it. It attracted some attention at the lake!

Pros: Easy to use, Seems durable, Inexpensive
Cons: Slow
Usage: Recreational, Lake touring

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: joesnowski on 2013-07-25
Summary: Great beginner board, all 5 family members love it for fun on the lake.

Pros: price
Cons: with my 230lbs it tends to sit pretty low in the water and looses some air thru the vent plugs. A little heavy.
Usage: used for flat water exercise, fishing and fun

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: bufflehead on 2013-07-24
Summary: I like it! I'm close to the max weight of 220, so it sits lower than when my girlfriend gets on it. But it tracks smooth, is easy to paddle and is very stable. I got on expecting to fall in and so far so good. Though I figure once I get confident I'll get stupid and fall in. Over all a good SUP for the money. I'm sure for more money you could get a better SUP, but you get a good SUP and a paddle for half the price of a board, so I feel it is a good entry to the sport.

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: RAG on 2013-05-29
Summary: Great overall board.

Pros: Smooth cutting in water. Economical.
Cons: Heavy
Usage: Heavy

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: gj on 2012-06-21
Summary: can't be beat for the price!

Pros: it does exactly what it's made for & the adjustable fins are great for different currents it holds my 235 lb weight just fine.
Cons: cheesy & plastic.
Usage: mostly lake & dam touring.

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